Sustainability

The Crofter’s House is an original croft house dating back to the 1830s that has been completely updated for modern living. The concept for the self catering property is based on it being minimal and small. Furnishings are high end, but functional and the house requires very little energy to heat and maintain – the walls are nearly a metre thick.

Our housekeeper and tradespeople live nearby. Our laundry is done on site or locally, eliminating transport to mainland and supporting local industry. Electricity and water are monitored to reduce our energy consumption wherever possible. Our electricity is supplied by Bulb, the UK’s biggest green supplier. All our cleaning products are environmentally friendly and we encourage our guests to recycle.

Although not always possible, we aim to keep our bookings to a minimum of three nights in order to ensure guests have more time to enjoy the island at a slower pace. There is space in the shed for cyclists to store their bikes.

The house is located on an old croft and we are currently looking at ways to encourage more flora and fauna. We are proud to support the John Muir Trust, a Scottish conservation charity dedicated to protecting and developing wild land.